Starting in 2001, Noorderlicht asked five internationally acclaimed photographers to sketch an image of the city of Groningen. The assignments all had the same theme: the 'undercurrent' of the city. Anders Petersen, Antoine d'Agata, Ken Schles, John Davies and Adrienne van Eekelen were asked to look for those facets of the city that form the character of Groningen but are at the same time so common that even the inhabitants hardly notice them. In other words, we asked them to be strangers in a city we think we know. The result: Promised Land. A book about Groningen and its people. But not like any tourist brochure. A book about the streets and the light, the travellers and the distance, the walls and the people, the views and the darkness, the little secrets and the big mysteries, the life on stage and in the wings.
An essay by Ken Schles follows the images. After the essay there is an interview and links to reviews on this project.
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